The Story House is an independent, bookstore for children and young adults.  We are located within Dawson's Market in Rockville Town Center and in our renovated trolley bus.  The Story House trolley travels throughout the DC area, partnering with schools, faith groups and organizations on book fairs and other customized book events.

 

225 N. Washington Street, Rockville, MD

(inside Dawson's Market)

&  

Mobile in our Trolley Bookstore

301-363-7444

info@storyhouseonline.com

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Copyright © The Story House, LLC, 2017

 

 

OUR TROLLEY PULLS UP & YOUR FAIR BEGINS 

Customized, to Your Needs & Requests

Staff On-Site, Fewer Volunteers Needed

Great Selection, All Major Publishers 

Books are our Focus ,  Simply High Quality Books

BOOK FAIRS

Our Fairs are Flexible. 

We offer Several Different Formats.

Or, will create something Unique for You.

TROLLEY BOOKFAIR

  • Single or multi-day.  

  • The trolley is set up with your custom book list.

  • At least one family night.

  • A Story House staff person onsite for the entire fair.

  • Limited number of parent volunteers are needed

  • Publicity materials

  • Online Fair Page

  • For the first $5000 sold: The donation is 10% in cash or 20% in book credit.

  • All sales over $5000: The donation increases to 15% in cash or 25% in book credit. 

INDOOR FAIR

& TROLLEY VISIT

  • Intended for multi-day fairs

  • Indoor space is set up with your custom book list.

  • Pending availability, the trolley will visit once during multi-day fairs.

  • A Story House staff person helps with set-up, pack-up & training volunteers.  A staff person works on the the trolley whenever it is present.

  • Parent volunteers staff the indoor fair.

  • Point of Sale equipment 

  • Publicity Materials

  • Online Fair Page

  • For sales under $5000, The donation is 15% in cash or 25% in book credit.

  • All sales over $5000: The donation increases to 20% in cash or 30% in book credit. 

  • Staffing is available for indoor fairs with the pecentage back lowered by 5%.   All 1-day indoor fairs are staffed.

 

ONLINE BOOK FAIRS

  • The Story House sets up a section on the website especially for the school or organization, with recommended titles and teacher book reviews.  

  • When the books arrive, the story house will deliver them to the school or organization with a list of orders

  • Volunteers  sort and deliver them to students or members

  • Publicity Materials

  • The donation is 25% in cash or 35% in book credit.

Testimonials
 
"The Story House was a wonderful addition to our Back to School Picnic!  Debbie was easy to work with, and was able to arrange her schedule to accommodate our event at the last minute.  Kids and parents loved going into the trolley and finding their favorite books.  Our PTA was able to raise money while encouraging reading at the same time!  It was a great and unique addition to our event.  We are looking for more opportunities to bring The Story House back to our school this year!"
Andrea Creel
President
Ritchie Park Elementary School PTA
"Wanted to give a recommendation for a fundraiser to The Story House – Bookstore in a Trolley  owned by Deborah Bodin Cohen who is a local educator and author.  She just helped at our book fair at Clara Barton Preschool and it was a wonderful experience for the kids and parents.  She brings the books and trolley to you!!  She has an amazing, high quality and diverse group of books for all ages. You can even hand-pick and customize your own book selection.  She was a pleasure to work with and I hope some of you in the community can use her at  your school or festivals!!   Clara Barton can’t say enough about our experience with Deborah!!"
 
Sara Qureshi
Co-Chair, Book Fair
Clara Barton Center for Children
"The Story House Book Trolley provided a charming way to kick off our school’s annual book fair.  After the kickoff, Debbie moved her books into our school for the remainder of the fair.  Our staff and parents were impressed by the quality and beauty of the books; we had the most successful book fair to date.  Debbie had many great ideas for our fair and worked with us to provide books our students, their parents, and our staff would appreciate and enjoy.  We look forward to working with Debbie on our book fair next year."
Sally Robinson
Director, Village Montessori